Appium vs Azure DevOps: What are the differences?
Appium: Automation for iOS and Android Apps. Appium is an open source test automation framework for use with native, hybrid, and mobile web apps. It drives iOS and Android apps using the WebDriver protocol. Appium is sponsored by Sauce Labs and a thriving community of open source developers; Azure DevOps: Services for teams to share code, track work, and ship software. Azure DevOps provides unlimited private Git hosting, cloud build for continuous integration, agile planning, and release management for continuous delivery to the cloud and on-premises. Includes broad IDE support.
Appium belongs to "Mobile Testing Frameworks" category of the tech stack, while Azure DevOps can be primarily classified under "Integrated Development Environment Tools".
Some of the features offered by Appium are:
- Works on native and hybrid mobile apps
- Write mobile tests using any language or framework
- Open source
On the other hand, Azure DevOps provides the following key features:
- Agile Tools: kanban boards, backlogs, scrum boards
- Reporting: dashboards, widgets, Power BI
- Git: free private repositories, pull requests
"Webdriverio support" is the top reason why over 5 developers like Appium, while over 11 developers mention "Complete and powerful" as the leading cause for choosing Azure DevOps.
Appium is an open source tool with 9.5K GitHub stars and 3.9K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Appium's open source repository on GitHub.
simplement-e, Proactima Solutions AS, and Poq are some of the popular companies that use Azure DevOps, whereas Appium is used by Intuit, PedidosYa, and FOODit. Azure DevOps has a broader approval, being mentioned in 69 company stacks & 65 developers stacks; compared to Appium, which is listed in 31 company stacks and 21 developer stacks.
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